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Join us for a national conversation about local journalism sustainability issues – including business model disruption, revenue, emerging technologies and more.  
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Friday, October 7 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Spotlight on local news entrepreneurs

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Professor Tara George of Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media will moderate a panel that focuses on local news entrepreneurs and the different ways each of them is working toward sustainability both at home and on the job, featuring:

Josh Fenton
, CEO, GoLocal24.com
Andaiye Taylor, Founder, Brick City Live
Michael Shapiro, CEO, TAPinto.net
John Ward, Founder, Red Bank Green
Traven Rice , Co-Founder and Publisher, The Lo-Down
Liena Zagare , Publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Corner Media Group


Speakers
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Josh Fenton

CEO & Cofounder, GoLocal24
Josh Fenton has a track record of success as an entrepreneur and has successfully launched and grown communications and media concerns. In 2010, he co-founded and launched GoLocalProv, the first digital platform of GoLocal24 – a digital media firm. Since then, GoLocal24 has launched two more cities. He has driven GoLocal’s growth from a one city platform that recorded 100,000 pageviews a month to a profitable multi-city media company... Read More →
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Traven Rice

Cofounder & Arts Editor, The Lo-Down
Traven is the co-founder and arts editor at Lo-Down Productions LLC. We publish local news at www.TheLoDown.nyc. We profile people in the neighborhood and cover crime, politics, events, arts, real estate and restaurants on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. | | She is also a filmmaker based in New York City. She recently wrote and directed the short film, SIDE EFFECTS. The film won the Audience Award at the Boston Sci-Fi Festival. Carla Quevedo... Read More →
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Mike Shapiro

CEO & Publisher, TAPinto.net
Hyperlocal media expert. Hyperlocal news entrepreneur and attorney. I currently own and operate TAPinto.net, http://www.tapinto.net, a network of more than 50 all-online hyperlocal newspaper franchises in New Jersey and New York with more than 4M readers. We are currently franchising TAPinto to local owner/publishers throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Florida and beyond: http://tapinto.net/pages/start-tap
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Andaiye Taylor

Founder & Publisher, Brick City Live
Founded and edit a hyperlocal news site and social media properties that cover business, entrepreneurship, arts, entertainment, politics, and lifestyle in Newark, New Jersey’s most populous city. Brick City Live is as much an experiment in local news sustainability as it is a digital publication about a city. As one of six member news properties in the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation's Local News Lab, we continuously test cutting-edge ideas... Read More →
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John Ward

Founder & Publisher, Red Bank Green
Over his three decades in the news business, site founder John T. Ward has worked as a reporter at the Asbury Park Press and the Star-Ledger and as a magazine freelancer. He serves as publisher and editor.


Friday October 7, 2016 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Room 1 (Main Room) University Hall 7th Floor, 1 Normal Avenue, Montclair, NJ 07043

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